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Summer 2017 Intern Spotlight

June 30, 2017 by ESRGC

The Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC) at Salisbury University quarterly features a current or former intern for our Intern Spotlight.  The ESRGC provides geographic information system (GIS) technology, data, technical support, and training to governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations in Maryland and across the Mid-Atlantic.  Since launching in 2004, the ESRGC has provided valuable paid internships to hundreds of Salisbury University students, allowing them to learn real-world skills that prepare them for a direct transition to the workforce.  ESRGC internships range from analyzing databases for local governments to field verifying broadband access in rural areas, and everything in between.  For more information on how your organization could leverage the advantage of this inexpensive, highly-motivated, technical GIS intern, or how to apply for an internship, please contact Lauren McDermott at ldmcdermott@salisbury.edu.

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ESRGC Team meets with the Girls Innovation Academy

June 21, 2017 by ESRGC

On Tuesday afternoon the ESRGC hosted the Girls Innovation Academy summer camp.  The Girls Innovation Academy (GIA) is a three-week summer camp at Salisbury University for middle school girls and focuses on technology, communication, and leadership.  Dr. Lembo began the session with an overall discussion of the definition of GIS and its many benefits.  Afterwards the camp attendees broke off in to small groups and rotated through the ESRGC for a variety of topics.  Mary Buffington presented on the collection of data from aerial imagery and how it assists with mapping poultry houses and irrigation systems.  Erin Silva discussed a project with the Audubon Society where GIS is used to examine the Atlantic Coast in order to prioritize sites for conservation.  The GIA attendees met with Lauren McDermott to better understand how impervious surface is mapped using the data collected from points, line, and polygons.  Ryan Mello described the process of using aerial imagery and elevation data to map tidal wetlands for Maryland’s Critical Area.  Finally, the girls learned the importance and complexity of mapping utility line-work led by Katy Maglio.  The ESRGC team is honored to have been able to introduce the attendees of the Girls Innovation Academy to the benefits of GIS through real life projects.

Girls Innovation Academy in the ESRGC Lab

Dr. Arthur Lembo explaining, “What is GIS?”

Erin Silva showcasing the ESRGC’s project with the Audubon Society

Ryan Mello describing how geo-referencing works

Lauren McDermott discussing impervious surfaces

Katy Maglio presenting utility maps

Mary Buffington showing how aerial imagery assists in mapping for poultry houses

For more information on this summer camp check out their site:

http://www.salisbury.edu/cell/kids.html

Salisbury University student’s produce Smith Island Documentary, using ESRGC’s Sea Level Change data

May 19, 2017 by ESRGC

Salisbury University students, Arthur Lembo III and Holly Kapsimalis created Dessert Island, a documentary focusing on Smith Island and it’s future.  Although the documentary focuses on the Smith Island’s economy based on selling it’s famous cakes, the second half takes a look at the environmental issues of this Chesapeake island .  Our very own Dr. Michael Scott is interviewed to discuss sea level change and its effects on Smith Island.

Our housing study with Cambridge will be recognized at this year’s ESRI User Conference

May 10, 2017 by ESRGC

The City of Cambridge and Salisbury University will be jointly recognized with a Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) award at the ESRI user conference in San Diego California in July for its pilot blighted housing study, which married ArcGIS and Survey123 software to effectively measure risk factors leading to eventual housing blight.

Salisbury University students identifying “blighted” houses in Cambridge

 

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May 2017 Intern Spotlight

May 1, 2017 by ESRGC

Each month, the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC) at Salisbury University will feature a current or former intern for our Intern Spotlight.  The ESRGC provides geographic information system (GIS) technology, data, technical support, and training to governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations in Maryland and across the Mid-Atlantic.  Since launching in 2004, the ESRGC has provided valuable paid internships to hundreds of Salisbury University students, allowing them to learn real-world skills that prepare them for a direct transition to the workforce.  ESRGC internships range from analyzing databases for local governments to field verifying broadband access in rural areas, and everything in between.  For more information on how your organization could leverage the advantage of this inexpensive, highly-motivated, technical GIS intern, or how to apply for an internship, please contact Lauren McDermott at ldmcdermott@salisbury.edu.

 

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April 2017 Intern Spotlight

April 3, 2017 by ESRGC

Each month, the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC) at Salisbury University will feature a current or former intern for our Intern Spotlight.  The ESRGC provides geographic information system (GIS) technology, data, technical support, and training to governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations in Maryland and across the Mid-Atlantic.  Since launching in 2004, the ESRGC has provided valuable paid internships to hundreds of Salisbury University students, allowing them to learn real-world skills that prepare them for a direct transition to the workforce.  ESRGC internships range from analyzing databases for local governments to field verifying broadband access in rural areas, and everything in between.  For more information on how your organization could leverage the advantage of this inexpensive, highly-motivated, technical GIS intern, or how to apply for an internship, please contact Lauren McDermott at ldmcdermott@salisbury.edu.

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March 2017 Intern Spotlight

March 3, 2017 by ESRGC

Each month, the Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative (ESRGC) at Salisbury University will feature a current or former intern for our Intern Spotlight.  The ESRGC provides geographic information system (GIS) technology, data, technical support, and training to governments, businesses, and non-profit organizations in Maryland and across the Mid-Atlantic.  Since launching in 2004, the ESRGC has provided valuable paid internships to hundreds of Salisbury University students, allowing them to learn real-world skills that prepare them for a direct transition to the workforce.  ESRGC internships range from analyzing databases for local governments to field verifying broadband access in rural areas, and everything in between.  For more information on how your organization could leverage the advantage of this inexpensive, highly-motivated, technical GIS intern, or how to apply for an internship, please contact Lauren McDermott at ldmcdermott@salisbury.edu.

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Our LiDAR services have moved

February 16, 2017 by ESRGC

Reminder to our LiDAR users;
Services have been migrated to the following location:
http://lidar.geodata.md.gov/imap/rest/services
For more information please contact Logan Hall: LMHall@Salisbury.edu

On Deal Island, changes in climate, then attitudes

February 7, 2017 by ESRGC

The ESRGC partnered with the Department of Natural Resources and University of Maryland to address potential impacts of rising sea levels in Deal Island, MD.

“Johnson and her colleagues partnered with Salisbury University’s GIS team to develop flood-vulnerability maps. They carved up the region into five focus areas. Now, they are seeking information from residents about what they think are the most vulnerable areas.”

“Researchers are collaborating with skeptical residents to build support for the fight against climate change”

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Source: http://www.delmarvanow.com/story/news/local/maryland/2017/02/07/deal-island-climate-change/97565792/

GIS Programming Students present final projects to ESRI

December 19, 2016 by ESRGC

Our Technical Director Dr. Arthur Lembo’s GIS Programming Students presented their final projects to ESRI via WebEx on 12/16/16.  Anyone interested in Python for GIS should check these projects out. Information about each student and their project is available for viewing here:

https://artlembo.wordpress.com/2016/12/17/undergraduate-geospatial-python-projects/

 

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